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AvPro Projects
« on: May 13, 2006, 07:54:34 pm »
Hi folks,

Does anyone have detailed information upon the AVPRO Proteus Modular ulti-Role (MMR) standoff weapon?



Any detailed information on other AVPRO proposals would be appreciated as well.

Regards,

Greg

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006, 11:39:07 am »
I believe Avpro was a concept company mainly consisting of Mike Ryan? I don't recall they produced anything except pretty oil paintings of impractical ideas...
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 05:39:24 am »
I believe Avpro was a concept company mainly consisting of Mike Ryan? I don't recall they produced anything except pretty oil paintings of impractical ideas...

Air International has occasionally used some to that interesting oil-on-canvas artwork.


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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 03:40:45 am »
A long, long time ago, I found this conceptual artwork of a proposed "Super Harrier" in the excellent site navy-matters.beedall.com, It was, in fact, a faceted AV-8, but is a design that can boost one´s imagination. If anyone has more drawings/illustrations and data of this lost project, it would deserve a post.


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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 03:46:14 am »
That's UK company called AVPRO (RIP) concept. In common, practically all the company did were graphic concepts of what-ifs aircraft systems, some very pretty.
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 03:48:06 am »
I know this picture from "Warplanes of the future", more or less an Avpro
public relations brochure. When I got this book, I tried to make a 3-view
of this design, but IIRC it was hardly metioned in the text, so I think, it
was more a designers phantasy ...
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006, 04:37:48 am »
Really cool drawing. Thanks a lot!

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006, 04:57:49 am »
Vraiment bien! Now I know what to do of this Airfix Harrier T-10 I bought three months ago  ;D. Thanks again!!!
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 11:35:55 am »
I'll have to do some digging, but I think that I've seen some similar concepts float out of St. Louis.  More later after I get home and check the files.

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2007, 09:39:53 am »
Back in early 2000, AVPRO released two CD-ROM discs containing artwork of various "design studies."  AVPRO produced a number of very speculative oil-on-canvas paintings of UAVs, stealth and VSTOL aircraft. 

Today, even the former www.avpro.co.uk domain name seems to have been sold on, and the company is apparently defunct?

Does anyone out there have AVPRO Volume 1 and Volume2 CD-roms?

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2007, 10:09:40 am »
Hi Tin Wing,

I don't have those CD,but for two projects to AVPRO see this;
http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/index.htm

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 11:01:40 am »
Hi folks,

I too am after these CDs and am willing to pay money for them if need be.  I have a couple of the books with AVPRO's designs in them:

"Warplanes of the Future"  by Mike Ryan (Former AVPRO CEO) and David Oliver; and
"X-Planes" by the same pair

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007, 12:29:42 pm »
One of the CD's was completely about the Marauder concept, as I was told
via mail, when I asked about infos about this concept. But the price seemed
much to high for me then ...  ::)  All those concepts looked very interesting,
nevertheless, they all were quite far away from realisation .. so I invested in
other material. Nevertheless, I spent quite a time to try to make drawings
of the Avpro designs, but I regard most of this concepts mostly as "art" in
the meantime .   
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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 12:59:07 pm »
Great drawings Jemiba, thanks for sharing ::)

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Re: AvPro Projects
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2007, 04:12:59 am »
I recently had a bash at modelling the FOAS-2. At the time I only had one pic to go on.

Here was the result of working from just the one pic.





Enjoy